Scottish Chinese Professionals has partnered with Police Scotland to launch a national virtual third party reporting centre to tackle hate crime with coverage across entire Scotland.
SCP's Third Party Reporting (TPR) Centre will be an important arm of its recently established Support Centre, which aims to respond to the community tension over health and safety due to the outbreak of Covid-19 that has arrived Scotland.
'I urge everyone to continue to work together, ensuring that no person or group in Scotland feels marginalised or isolated,' said Gary Ritchie, Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland
The TPR centre, which is led by Wen Li, Vice President for Safer Communities at SCP, is centred in Edinburgh and operated virtually. Anyone who encounters hate incidents can now contact to record or report through SCP. Previous incidents were not able to stopped but it is our aim to act quickly as our reporting system is now in place.
Assistant Chief Constable of Police Scotland Gary Ritchie wrote to SCP Third Party Support Centre, acknowledging the impact of Covid-19 outbreak in East Asia would have on Chinese, East Asian and wider communities, who may feel vulnerable as a result of the current situation. He urges everyone to continue to work together, ensuring that no person or group in Scotland feels marginalised or isolated. While calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, he also encouraged that Hate Crime can be reported via one of their third party reporting centres, which includes SCP’s Support Centre.